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Does connecting your dac to pc using Optical>AUX converter defeat the purpose?

UltraBrite

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Jan 16, 2016
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I just bought a dac, but being the idiot i am, i didn t realize my computer doesn t have the optical port. And being the poor collage kid that i am, getting (even a cheao 40€ one) would be an annoying investment i would rather avoid. I found out a store near me sells Optical to 3.5 mm adapters for 3€

Obviously that would be the easiest way, but would it be the best? Does it completely defeat the purpose of the dac if i convert it to aux?
 

bfcallan

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It doesn't defeat the purpose. Optical sends a raw digital signal where as 3.5mm sends a decoded analog signal. You will still get great sound quality, although optical is better.